High School is Coming to an End

Well, in the final week of school at Oakridge High and I can say it’s been a great journey. I feel like it was yesterday that I started here and I will definitely miss all these amazing people I have been able to share my experiences with. But, at the same time, I am so happy to be moving into the next step in my life and love being able to make new experiences with new people. I am definitely decided into going into music, I have to finish ECMC next year, then I will move to either Kalamazoo or Lansing to make a new life for myself! Just as soon as I pass my finals!!!(;

It Has Been Awhile…

Hey guys! I know I have not posted in what seems like forever and I just wanted to get a quick update out there. So, I have decided what to do with my life. I will be a music major, and will go into music education. That is part of the reason I have not been on in a long time, I have been so busy with life lately. I have college, regular classes, and choir! I had to give up track because the commitment was not completely there, but I am still doing as much as I can handle on my plate at the moment. I get to leave for Washington D.C. very soon -next weekend- and am so excited to do so! Hmm… what else… I guess I have just had a hectic last month and a half. I went to a lovely show yesterday and if you happen to be in the Muskegon area, you should check it out. It’s called Studio on Stage and is put on by Muskegon Community College’s acting and dance classes! It is very fun and enjoyable. So, that’s all for me today, I’ll try to keep up on this a bit more! Have a good weekend everyone!

Haven’t Been On In A While…

Well, sorry I haven’t been on in quite a long time, just been so busy with “Legally Blonde: The Musical”, track, college, regular classes, and what not. We had a great showing of Legally Blonde, and it being my last year, I did cry like a baby. But, oh well, it means a lot to me. And also, track has been going well, though I couldn’t be there last week due to sickness, this week is kicking my butt! Classes are going well, almost done, just by the end of this month! I’m also graduating soon, going to Washington D.C., and am just busy as all get out. I just wanted to update a small thing because of the time I haven’t been on. See ya’ll later!

Just An Update

Just figured it’s time for a quick update about how things have been going. Right now we are super close to showtime for Legally Blonde at Oakridge High School, the dates are March 21st through the 23rd. I am currently on break at Muskegon Community -thank the Lord- which has been very nice to just focus on high school. Festival for choir is  coming up in a few weeks and I’m aiming high for that, and of course, life at home has been great. Not too much else is keeping my interest, just the musical, choir, and school… is it bad that it’s in that order? Oh well. Hope ya’ll are having a great week and I’ll try to update a bit more regularly!

Quote of the Week

Well, it is Monday and I’ve got a little quote to get us through the rest of the week!

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ~ Nelson Mandela

I have so much respect for Mandela and all of his teachings, he is such a strong man and even though he is gone, he is still so brilliant and strong. And this quote, well to me it means that, through your choices you cannot back down and run away, you can not accept or expect the worst, you have to push forward and to let yourself hope and dream and become what you want.

Yes Man is Done

Well, after the completion of my little “Yes Man” experience, I must say it was eye opening. At times I really wanted to say no, but I pushed forward and I’m pretty happy with decisions I have made, now that’s something to cross off my bucket list!

Quote of the Week

So, now we’re rounding on the Quote of the Week, number three and I have a fun little lyric for ya’ll, so here it is:

“If you’re lost and alone. Or you’re sinking like a stone, Carry on.”  ~ Fun.

I felt the need to add some song lyrics for this week because I love incorporating music into everything, as most people know. Now, to determine what this quote means is only up to you, but I will tell you what it means to me…

To me, this quote is just a good way of saying, no matter how dark it is, how many sleepless nights you have, and how unreal your life may seem, it will all end, you just need to keep going. You have to force yourself to go through the motions and sooner or later, you won’t be forcing yourself at all. Everything gets better, everything comes to an end, including the dark days and sleepless nights.

Week Two

Hey guys, sorry it’s a bit late, but here’s the second quote for “Quote of the Week”!

 

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~ Author Unknown

 

Basically, to me, this means that you first have to find the strength to live your dreams and try something new and just do, rather than just making plans and not following through with them. If at first you don’t succeed, you try again, and you keep trying until everything adds together. I have a dream to study and major in music, and I’m going to be doing that, I’ve already started. But, I would never have the drive to put me there if I didn’t believe in myself and take initiative. So, take the initiative and do what you want!

Yes Woman

Well, just an update on how these “Yes Man” weeks are going, and to be honest, it’s harder than I thought. Simple questions that you answer on a daily basis with “no” are now becoming “yes”, and it’s changing my day with a simple word. I normally get up in the morning, shower, get ready, on the bus, through school, then to rehearsal, and extra activities I may have. It’s been switched up a bit, I still get ready, go through my day, but I add things that to me are kind of different. For example, now I get breakfast at school because people ask me to join them. But, more drastic decisions have occurred as well, such as helping with a bunch of activities at the school and making that difference. It’s kind of weird to participate in things I would normally just blow off.

Quote of the Week

So, I’ve decided to start something new this week, and hopefully I’ll be able to keep updated on it pretty well with my busy schedule. I’m trying out a quote of the week, not just to inspire others, but to give me some motivation as well! I’ll be posting a new quote every week, I will provide the quote, author, and what the quote means for me. I may do a follow up to see how the quote has changed my week by thinking of it and applying it. I will try to post these every Monday -obviously not this week-, and keep them going.

This week my quote is:

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”  ~Emory Austin

 

To me, this quote is pretty much related to my life, not only because music is my life and what truly inspires me, but also because everyone has had “those days”. Some days I get up and get ready for my day, and something just ruins it. Whether that be an argument the night before, the lack of sleep I get, or any other thing that throws me off. What I have to remember is to just keep singing, no matter what kills the song in my heart that day. It may be hard to do, you may want to just forget everything and crawl back in bed and let the day be over, but you cannot just give up. You keep pushing, keep dancing, acting like nothing bothers you, and just remember why that song is there to begin with.